This drink from Kayla Saito at Dessous is on the Boothby Top 50 Drinks of the Year 2023.
Too Few Tattoos recipe
- 30ml Beechworth fino sherry
- 15ml Melbourne sake
- 25ml coal-roasted melon syrup
- 10ml Massenez Melon Liqueur
- 10ml Luigi Francoli Grappa
- 15ml lemon juice
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a Cobbler glass filled with crushed ice.
From bartender Kayla Saito:
“A twist on a low ABV and refreshing Sherry Cobbler, a pre-Prohibition cocktail featuring sherry, sugar, citrus and fruit. It’s served on cobble ice with mint as a garnish. Our take features seasonally sweet cantaloupe melon that has been left on coals overnight. It slowly caramelises the sugars and the flesh is made into a syrup. Fino sherry from Beechworth is accompanied by Melbourne saké adding buttery and floral notes. Grappa is added for savoury fortification. The batch is whip-shaken with lemon and served with crushed ice and mint.”